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Title:WAR DOGS ON PATROL WITH 6TH WEST KENTS; WAR DOGS IN ACTION IN MATEUR SECTOR; REME. AT WORK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 290/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: War dogs attached to the Headquarters Company of the 6th Royal West Kents (36th Brigade, 78th Division), who are patrolling a section of the railway line from Djebel Aboid to Sedjenane in Tunisia. Troops of. Engineers at work in the desert.
Description: I. War dogs Leo and Judy and also Wolf who was wounded by mortar fire. The dogs with their handlers. A mongrel called Bobby. Captain Nixon and a patrol with messenger dogs Leo and Bobby, who are trained to return to HQ from the patrols with a message and to bring a message back if necessary. The patrol goes forward under the railway line and comes out the other side. A patrol dog scents something and Captain Nixon writes a message which the dog handler puts on Bobby's collar. The dog goes to HQ and returns to the patrol.
II. First detachment of the new regiment REME (Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) at work in Tamera, ten miles behind the front line. They are repairing 2 pounder anti-tank guns in a workshop. A machinery lorry. Giving out tools from a stores truck. Arabs beside a blacksmith. Welding shop.
II. Enacted scenes of a Bofors crew in action in the Mateur sector. A barber drops everything to rush to his gun and fire. Men resting after the action. Gun elevator and loader.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Meyer (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 6th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tamera, Tunisia (geography)
Mateur, Tunisia (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)